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A special Aston up for sale

A VERY special 1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk III, owned by the same family for nearly six decades, is to go under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions’ classic car sale at Race Retro on February 27-28. Offered for sale for the first time since it was purchased by the current family over 56 years … Continue reading

Iconic cars and rare racers prepare for London

  THE famous red and gold colours of Alan Mann Racing, one of the top racing teams of the 1960s and now a leading light in historic motor sport, will be seen for the first time on a dramatic Cobra Daytona Coupé when it is unveiled at the London Classic Car Show (February 18-21 at … Continue reading

Vintage sports cars bring Brooklands alive

THE 32 acres of Brooklands Museum, on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, will come alive with high-octane action on Sunday January 31, when the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) takes centre stage for its annual New Year Driving Tests competition. Visitors will be treated to the sights and sounds of … Continue reading

Pre-war gems among auction entries

SOME of the early entries for the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ spring sale on March 3 have been announced. For lovers of pre-war motors, DVCA will offer a smart 1926 Ford Model ‘T’ Touring (guide: £12,000 – £14,000) which has been in the present ownership for nearly 20 years and has participated in various … Continue reading

VW group dominates What Car? Awards

THE VW Group has dominated the 2016 What Car? Car of the Year Awards, winning eight of 19 ‘best buy’ categories, including the biggest trophy of the night – the overall Car of the Year Award, won by the all-new Audi A4. The What Car? Awards, now in their 39th year, hail the best cars … Continue reading

Two mega auctions in a day

COYS auctioneers are holding two major simultaneous auctions at the Autosport show in the UK and Interclassics in the Netherlands this Saturday (January 16). The auction at the Autosport racing car show in Birmingham features a selection of grand prix, competition, touring and rally cars. The line-up includes a 1993 ex-works Ford Escort Cosworth (estimated … Continue reading

Rare Lambo in retro sale

SILVERSTONE Auctions has consigned an incredibly rare 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S into its classic car sale at Race Retro, taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on February 26-28. This original, right-hand drive example, estimated at between £200,000 and £250,000, is one of just seven produced and has covered only 61,155 km (38,221 miles). According to … Continue reading

Thousands descend on historic Brooklands

MORE than 7,000 people visited Brooklands Museum on January 1, with some 1,500 classic vehicles making the annual pilgrimage to the historic setting in Weybridge, Surrey. The driving force of this unique event at the historic 32-acre site is inclusion: the beautiful, the ugly, the celebrated and the forgotten share equal billing at what is … Continue reading

New Year run comes of age

SOME of the vehicles that took part in the 21st annual New Year’s Day vintage and classic vehicle run from Sturminster Newton, Dorset. After forming up for an hour-long static display in Sturminster’s main car park, the cars set off, in increasingly heavy rain, on a 38-mile tour around the highways and byways of North … Continue reading